Glossary of Legislative Terms: “Proxy Vote”

Proxy Vote: The practice of permitting a member to cast the vote of an absent colleague. Proxy voting is permitted only in Senate committees if committee rules allow them. See Proxy Voting / Polling (CongressionalGlossary.com) This definition is from the Glossary in our Congressional Deskbook. Perfect reference tool of Congressional jargon and procedural terms. Congressional … Read more

Glossary of Legislative Terms: “Engrossed Measure”

Engrossed Measure: Official copy of a measure as passed by one chamber, including the text as amended by floor action. Measure is certified by the clerk of the House or the secretary of the Senate. This definition is from the Glossary in our Congressional Deskbook. Perfect reference tool of Congressional jargon and procedural terms. Congressional … Read more

Glossary of Legislative Terms: “Cordon Rule”

See Ramseyer Rule / Cordon Rule (CongressionalGlossary.com).     Courses Congressional Operations Briefing – Capitol Hill Workshop Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments Writing for Government and Business: Critical Thinking and Writing Custom, On-Site Training Preparing and Delivering Congressional Testimony and Oral Presentations, a Five-Course series on CD Congress, the Legislative Process, and the Fundamentals of … Read more

Glossary of Legislative Terms: “Conferees”

See Conferees / Managers / Instruct Conferees (CongressionalGlossary.com)     Courses Congressional Operations Briefing – Capitol Hill Workshop Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments Writing for Government and Business: Critical Thinking and Writing Custom, On-Site Training “Federal Budgeting” a Five-Course series on CD “Congress, the Legislative Process, and the Fundamentals of Lawmaking Series” a Nine-Course series … Read more

Glossary of Legislative Terms: “Point of Order”

Point of Order: Objection to a current proceeding, measure, or amendment because the proposed action violates a rule of the chamber, written precedent, or rule-making statute. This definition is from the Glossary in our Congressional Deskbook. Perfect reference tool of Congressional jargon and procedural terms. Congressional Deskbook: The Practical and Comprehensive Guide to Congress, by … Read more

The original Capitol Hill Workshop from Congressional Quarterly (CQ) and TheCapitol.Net

The original Capitol Hill Workshop from Congressional Quarterly (CQ) and TheCapitol.Net. Congressional decision-making is driven by politics, policy and process. In this 3-day workshop, Washington-based experts discuss these 3 P’s and help you understand the complete policy-making process. This training conference is sponsored by TheCapitol.Net – Exclusive provider of Congressional Quarterly Executive Conferences. ** Space … Read more

President Obama’s Management Agenda

The Obama administration will overhaul the Bush administration’s methods of evaluating program performance of federal agencies according to recently released budget documents. Contained in the section, “Building a High-Performing Government” of the analytical perspectives volume of the fiscal 2010 budget, the Obama administration set forth its plan to replace the Performance Assessment Rating Tool (PART) … Read more

The Federal Budget Process: A description of the federal and congressional budget processes, including timelines

The Federal Budget Process: A description of the federal and congressional budget processes, including timelines Budgeting for the federal government is an enormously complex process. It entails dozens of subprocesses, countless rules and procedures, the efforts of tens of thousands of staff persons in the executive and legislative branches, and the active participation of the … Read more